(“Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise
that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.”)
E. M. Forster, Howard’s End, 1910
Towers Of Silence
Cacophony all over
Has me gasping for air
Noisy din everywhere
Soothing solace nowhere
Running for cover hither and thither
Sans relieving respite, teetering tottering
Gasping pathetically in throes of despair
Every pore in body beseeching succor
Onslaught of high decibels beating galore
My soul cringing, crying no more no more
Begging for salve of peace from noisy gore
Stuffing ears, saving drums is need of hour
Recalling times of pin drop silences of yore
Calmly I collect and curl self, escaping at once
Internally, seeking refuge in the towers of silence
Tranquil, rejuvenating, engaging moments of penance
Reliving olden golden times replete with substance
Living was real not virtual n life was in perfect balance
Nature, relationships, country were held in reverence
Sanctity of boundaries, freedom had real credence
The towers of silence reverberate with a life force
A soundless rhythmic throbbing, vibrating resource
Warming cockles of heart, resuscitating perforce
Curing compulsively young old hurting workhorse
Suffusing radiance, soothing calming great resource
The towers of silence, imparting mute discourse
Rejuvenating sanctuary, away from life’s frenetic racecourse
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa 1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
Pindar Greek, Poet Quotes
I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?
Federico Fellini Italian, Director Quotes
The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life.
Robert B. Laughlin American, Physicist Quotes
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Thomas Carlyle ,Scottish, Philosopher Quotes
One of the best things about paintings is their silence – which prompts reflection and random reverie.
Mark Stevens Author Nationalities, Actor Quotes
One of my all time fav.songs by Simon And Garfunkel
The Sound Of Silence
Hello darkness, my old friend,
Ive come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence.
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of
A neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.
Fools said i,you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you.
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
In the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisperd in the sounds of silence.